Provost sets Inverness Scouts’ event afloat.
Fun was had by all last weekend at the18th Inverness (Muirtown) Scouts Fun Day on Saturday (24 August).
Provost of Inverness, Councillor Alex Graham, opened the event which took place at the Scout base at Muirtown Basin. He said: “I was delighted to be asked to open the Scouts Fun Day which attracted a lot of visitors from the local community and further afield including overseas tourists stopping off at the Muirtown Marina.
“Behind the fun and enjoyment of the event the Group has raised funds to pay for the on-going fuel costs of its water-based weekly Sea Scouting activities which include training in motorised boat handling skills. Support from the community is vital to their continued success in working with young people in the area.”
Sea Scout Explorer Leader Gerald MacDonald said: “On behalf of the organising committee of parents and Scout Leaders I would like to thank the Provost for supporting and opening our Fun Day. We are extremely grateful to everyone who turned out on the day and dug deep into their pockets to support the Scouts by having fun and taking part in all the many stalls and boat rides. We would also like to thank Scottish Canals, Police Scotland and the many local companies who supported the event. Going by the queues for the boat rides and steady visits to all the stalls and attractions throughout the day – the event was a great success.”
Inverness Sea Scouts is a registered charity SC028352 and is part of the Scouting movement. Aimed at boys and girls over the age of 10 years old and (Explorers 14 years and over - Sea Scouts take place at the Scout Hut in Muirtown on Clachnaharry Road, Inverness Thursdays and Fridays and Explorers on Tuesdays from 7-9pm each week.